How to Pick an Air Conditioner for Your New Residence or Upgrade

Building a new home? Upgrading your present unit? Regardless of why you’re shopping for an air conditioner, you may quickly realize you have more choices than you originally thought. Follow this information to help you weigh four different options so you can select the ideal air conditioner in Calgary.

Central Air Conditioning

This is what many people call to mind when they envision air conditioning for the full home. Central air conditioning circulates air to every room with a system of ducts and registers.

This could be right for you if:

  • Your home has ductwork.
  • You presently have a furnace or air handler.
  • You want nearly silent, convenient cooling.

Air-Source Heat Pump

In the summer, heat pumps run much like central air conditioners. Some models can also deliver heat in cold weather.

This might be right for you if:

  • Your house has ductwork.
  • Your home is in an area with temperate weather during the winter.
  • You’re seeking a single piece of equipment for all-season heating and cooling, as opposed to a regular furnace and air conditioner.
  • Your residence doesn’t use (or you don’t want) natural or propane gas.
  • You’re seeking nearly noiseless, energy-efficient home comfort.

Geothermal Heat Pump

The ground beneath your feet hovers at an even 55 degrees throughout the year. A geothermal heat pump taps into this continuous source of energy with underground loops for excellent heating and cooling efficiency.

This could be right for you if:

  • Your residence uses ductwork.
  • You desire a lone piece of equipment for energy-efficient heating and cooling.
  • You have enough land around your residence for the underground loops.

Ductless Mini-Split

This is a second type of heat pump. With ductless mini-splits, an outdoor unit hooks up with an interior blower unit fixed to a wall or ceiling. This doesn’t call for any ductwork and keeps your windows protected.

This could be right for you if:

  • Your house, or a recent addition to it, doesn’t have ductwork.
  • You want an energy-efficient solution for heating and cooling individual rooms.
  • You want to add zoning to your house.

Still unsure which kind of air conditioner you should get? Turn to the Experts at A1 Chesney Service Experts for anything air conditioning! We can talk through your options and help you pick the ideal one for your home. Please contact us at 587-315-5271 to schedule an air conditioning replacement estimate today.

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